This first release is an opportunity to introduce the provincial story of Lawrenny and their unique style of single malt whisky
"Ascension describes the journey our whisky has taken throughout its carefully guided maturation as it moves from the smallest to the largest casks at Lawrenny Estate.
We initially created our unique spirit using local Tasmanian barley, pristine river water and our signature blend of yeasts before laying it down in small bourbon and port casks. Once close to maturity the small casks of each type were married together and filled into fresh 100L casks for several months to impart an extra dimension of influence. The final touch is achieved by the now combined bourbon and port whisky resting in rich, antique 600L Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.
The result is a single malt that not only showcases the very best of each cask type and size but introduces you to Lawrenny Estate's vision for our ongoing journey."
A deep, dark ruby in the glass that hides more than just the rich Pedro Ximenez finishing cask notes within.
Each cask is delivered to the nose through an even hand of honey roasted cashews from the bourbon casks mingling with the dripping treacle and warm raisins of the port and sherry casks.
A weighty body throughout the palate acts as a platform for grilled nectarine, toasted coconut and mango lassi to collide with blackberry jam, rich tobacco and the complexity of oak to create a profile beyond comparison.
500ml | 46.6% ABV | Tasmania, Australia